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Forum: Eastern USA 12-14-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,781
Posted By HappyTrav
He might get lucky this year with the US/Canada...

He might get lucky this year with the US/Canada border closed through ďat least January 21st. That will cut down on snowbirds from the extreme north.

Regardless, it wonít be a typical season.
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Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 11-19-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,814
Posted By HappyTrav
FWIW: I use a large flat head screwdriver and...

FWIW:
I use a large flat head screwdriver and hammer to tap them in a little bit to break them loose. Then they will pop right out.

Bob
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 11-02-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,873
Posted By HappyTrav
That looks like it has a tiny passageway for the...

That looks like it has a tiny passageway for the air.


I just made one. The local hardware store or HomeDepot has all the parts. Just remember to dial back the air pressure before you hook it up....
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 10-08-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,947
Posted By HappyTrav
I just went to Home Depot and replaced mine with...

I just went to Home Depot and replaced mine with a GE GXWH20S which has a built in bypass.

The cost of the unit was comparable to the cost of the replacement filter for the KW1.

Bob

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Forum: Flagstaff 10-08-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,365
Posted By HappyTrav
Same here. The trailer tracks better and is more...

Same here. The trailer tracks better and is more stable.

Bob
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 08-10-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,268
Posted By HappyTrav
This. If mine is going to be sitting a...

This.

If mine is going to be sitting a couple of weeks I drain the water heater, engage the bypass, and blow the water lines clear with compressed air.

It only takes about 20 minutes or so...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 08-10-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,670
Posted By HappyTrav
I was reminded on our last trip how important...

I was reminded on our last trip how important keeping the brakes in tip top condition is.

On the way down to the campground someone was being a jack wagon and brake checked the tractor trailer...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 06-25-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,437
Posted By HappyTrav
I have Dexter axles so I called them with the...

I have Dexter axles so I called them with the brake drum number and they told me what size the seals were. Once I had the correct size I went to the local Autozone and bought the correct seals and a...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 06-25-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,437
Posted By HappyTrav
I have never bothered to use one. Just a hammer,...

I have never bothered to use one. Just a hammer, screwdriver, and a block of wood.

I usually tap them in a little first to break them loose. Then I pop them out.

Bob
Forum: General Community Discussions 06-15-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,370
Posted By HappyTrav
Same here. I just had mine reactivated for this...

Same here. I just had mine reactivated for this season. Our phones are on the old Sprint friends and family plans for $25 a month so we just do the prepay Verizon Jetpack MIFI 8800l.

Because I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 06-09-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,733
Posted By HappyTrav
Quite a few have mentioned increasing tire...

Quite a few have mentioned increasing tire pressure.

I run the tire pressure at the max cold pressure. The weight carrying capacity of a tire is based on the air pressure. Lower pressure means...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 06-08-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,733
Posted By HappyTrav
Iím doing the same here with my 13í. You know...

Iím doing the same here with my 13í. You know itís there but it isnít a problem.

I spent a lot of time at the scale setting it up and balancing out the axle weights.

As others have said better...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 06-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,263
Posted By HappyTrav
Lots of water here as well but we also use a...

Lots of water here as well but we also use a toilet chemicals and TP. We start each trip with adding the toilet chemical and 5 gallons of water so there is plenty of water to dilute the solids.

We...
Forum: General Community Discussions 05-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By HappyTrav
Iím of the same opinion. They look fine to me. ...

Iím of the same opinion. They look fine to me.

All the grease folks pump into their hubs is just a waste of grease with the potential to blow out the seal and fill the brakes with grease.



...
Forum: Dynamax 05-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By HappyTrav
I did it in once in a Trailite Bantam. It turned...

I did it in once in a Trailite Bantam. It turned out well but it was a big job. Never again.

You have a water leak that is causing the floor to decompose. You will also have mold to deal with.
...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 05-04-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,782
Posted By HappyTrav
The FR1 filters are pretty pricey as they are...

The FR1 filters are pretty pricey as they are unique to FR.

I took out the FR1 filter assembly and replaced it with a GE whole house filter that has a built in selector lever that allows me to...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 10-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,171
Posted By HappyTrav
Maybe you didnít run it long enough? Diluted...

Maybe you didnít run it long enough?

Diluted antifreeze will most definitely have a lower freeze point and it will expand.

Thatís why I blow it out and then add antifreeze.

Bob
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 10-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,171
Posted By HappyTrav
This is my 3rd camper in 20 years. I always just...

This is my 3rd camper in 20 years. I always just blew them out and put antifreeze in the traps and sucked some into the pump to be safe. I never had a problem.

I just did mine. I blow it out and...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 10-03-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,171
Posted By HappyTrav
I sterilize the water system before I take the...

I sterilize the water system before I take the hot water heater off of bypass.

Bob
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 10-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,171
Posted By HappyTrav
Excellent point. I will add that you need to...

Excellent point.

I will add that you need to turn your air pressure down. You donít want to pump in 120lbs of pressure.

Bob
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 09-30-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,171
Posted By HappyTrav
I usually just blow out the lines real well. Last...

I usually just blow out the lines real well. Last year with the new trailer I blow out the lines and used antifreeze. I never had a problem either way. Antifreeze is pretty inexpensive insurance.
...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-12-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By HappyTrav
Interesting. Bob

Interesting.

Bob
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By HappyTrav
In between trips I drain and store dry if the...

In between trips I drain and store dry if the trailer is going to sit for an extended time.

I also drain and bypass the filter housing and remove the filter. The filter goes inside on a paper...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 09-03-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,144
Posted By HappyTrav
I have always blown mine out as well. I always...

I have always blown mine out as well. I always turn the water pump on and pull a little antifreeze into the water pump and then a little antifreeze goes in the traps and toilet. I use about 1/2 a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-24-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By HappyTrav
I have one of the AMP Bumper steps on my GMC and...

I have one of the AMP Bumper steps on my GMC and they are terrific.

Bob
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